News & Business Issues

Vote to support Measure L

Measure L will help bridge the gap between what California provides to our district and what it really costs to give our children a meaningful education.

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Build Build Build

When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine. New York Times Article 2/13/2020

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Healthy Goals for 2020

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. What is your 2020 goal going to be?

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Happy Holidays from the Lafayette Chamber!

Twas’ the week before Christmas and all through the office, we take a moment to review what the year has brought us ...   It is hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end. The Chamber hosted our annual Holiday Mixer last Wednesday at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette....

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TRY LAFAYETTE FIRST

SHOPPING LOCAL MATTERS!  Drop in and say hello to your local merchants.  They will be glad to see you.

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The Votes Are In!

Say hello to our new board members that will serving their two year term beginning January 1st, 2020. Larry Blodgett,  Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring Kathy Merchant, Las Trampas Capitol Campaign John McCormick, Lamorinda Music (incoming President) Dennis...

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Rumors about the Roundup

What story had the biggest buzz in Lafayette this week?  Well, besides the naming of our new City Manager, Niroop Srivatsa!  We are one lucky community. What I wanted to share with you is the story behind the Roundup Saloon.  Has it been sold?  Will condos be built in...

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Sexual Harassment Notification

To All Chamber Members with 5 or more employees: Effective January 1, 2020 the State of California is requiring all companies with 5 or more employees to provide classroom training and education regarding sexual harassment. Town Hall Theatre is considering hosting...

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Community Panel for Lafayette City Manager Selection

Lafayette’s City Council is looking for five residents to serve on a community panel to interview finalists for the City Manager position. Requirements Available to serve on August 2, 2019, from approximately 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at City offices. Lafayette resident...

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Tired of fighting the Commute?

Think there are no commute options? Do you have questions about the Bus Route/Times/Frequency? Join us for a Transportation Information Event on Tuesday, May 28, 4pm-6pm, at the  Moraga Country Club. This event is designed to be a comprehensive, informational forum...

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Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay

Diablo Magazine's Best of the East Bay   Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay 2019 polls are closing Sunday, March 31!   Make sure all of your fans have cast their votes before its too late. Plus, a vote for at least one place of business in each of the 10...

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The Future of our Downtown- Community Workshop

In February, the Lafayette City Council approved three strategic goals and five strategic objectives for 2019. One of the strategic objectives is to develop a strategy to expand City support of local businesses and commerce & to increase the vibrancy of downtown Lafayette. A public meeting on March 19 will focus on receiving input from property owners, business owners and operators. 

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Hey Cities! Got Space? How About a Pop-Up Gallery?

Art Business News March 5, 2019
What the pop-up brings is an exciting experience that engages us in the experiment and creates a sense of urgency in its “here today, gone tomorrow” concept. So we were intrigued when the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Lafayette embraced the idea of a pop-up and morphed it into an exciting community-based experiential endeavor.

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5 Signs Your Small Business is Becoming Irrelevant (and What to Do About It)

Many entrepreneurs fail to notice the subtle signs that their products or services are becoming obsolete. When they finally take note, their once thriving enterprises are in jeopardy. Ensure that your small business flourishes for years to come by taking notice of the following telltale signs that your company may become irrelevant. From https://sba.thehartford.com.

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Lafayette’s Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year dinner will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa on Friday, February 1st, 2019 . In addition to toasting and roasting Terry, we will have Mayor Cam Burks give his first “State of the City” address.

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Pilot Project to Test Second Northbound Right-Turn Lane

November 13 marks the official start of the City of Lafayette’s pilot project to test a second northbound right-turn lane from Moraga Road onto Mount Diablo Boulevard. The pilot will evaluate whether adding an additional turn arrow for right-turn movements in the middle northbound lane on Moraga Road can effectively reduce traffic congestion farther upstream (south of the intersection).

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New Program to Manage PCBs during Building Demolition

Purpose of the Program: PCBs have been detected at elevated levels in certain sport fish in San Francisco Bay. To make the fish safer to eat and protect human health, PCBs sources to the Bay need to be identified and controlled. Urban stormwater runoff is considered a...

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New Prop. 65 Regulations: What do they mean for your small business?

AUGUST 2018, new regulations regarding Prop. 65 went into affect. California voters enacted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (“Proposition 65”) in 1986. The law requires warnings for potentially dangerous chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harms. Thirty-two years later, Californians are now well accustomed to seeing these warnings on consumer products, and virtually everywhere they go.

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Upcoming Downtown Events

Lafayette Res Run for Education - Sunday, October 21 On the morning of Sunday, October 21 approximately 2000 people will run along Mt. Diablo Blvd. The Chamber would like to encourage you to take advantage! Local businesses - think about opening your store early (runs...

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website! On behalf of the Lafayette Chamber staff and our tech committee chair, John McCormick of Lamorinda Music, we would like to welcome you to our brand new Lafayette Chamber website! Please do pardon our dust, as we have not only just launched...

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Four Tips to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

Four Tips to Consider Before Starting a Small Business By Andrew Foust, Wells Fargo Small Business Leader As the economy continues to improve, it’s a positive sign to see more people venturing out to start a small business. Yet it’s important to take time to research...

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Lafayette Listens

Lafayette Listens! is an online forum for civic engagement. Read what others are saying about important Lafayette topics, then post your own statement.

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